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UNESCO denounces killing of journalist in Philippines

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has denounced the killing of journalist Rubylita Garcia and called on authorities in the Philippines to investigate the case.

UN urges respect for rights of persons with disabilities

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): People with disabilities have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives, including the right to take risks and make mistakes, a United Nations committee has stressed in new guidelines.

Somalia: UN condemns murder of second lawmaker

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Following the murder earlier on Tuesday of Somali parliamentarian Abdiaziz Isaaq Mursal - the second lawmaker to be killed in less than 48 hours in Mogadishu - the top United Nations official in the country strongly condemned the incident and pledged the world body's resolve in standing by the Somali people as they worked to build a stable, peaceful country.

South Sudan: UN concerned over surging violence, malnutrition

New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday that the surging violence is exacerbating an already "very dangerous" malnutrition crisis.

UN condemns murder of Somali parliamentarian

New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): The top United Nations envoy in Somalia on Monday condemned the murder of parliamentarian Isaak Mohamed Rino and called for the perpetrators of the attack to be brought to justice.

South Sudan: UN condemns ethnic killings in Bentiu

New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): Opposition forces in South Sudan killed "hundreds of South Sudanese and foreign civilians" after determining their ethnicity or nationality when they captured Bentiu last week, the United Nations confirmed on Monday, calling for an immediate stop to the targeting of "innocent, unarmed" civilians.

Iraq: UN denounces attack on university in Baghdad

New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has denounced the "vicious and cowardly" suicide attack that took place on Sunday against the Imam Kadhim University in the capital, Baghdad.

UN warns Syria against holding election amidst crisis

New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday pledged to continue to seek and build on any opportunity to resolve the country's three-year civil war.

MH192 returns safely to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Apr 21 (IBNS): Malaysia Airlines on Monday said its flight MH192, which departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 10.09 pm bound for Bangalore earlier, had turned back and landed safely in KLIA on Monday.

South Korean ferry sinking: Death toll touches 56

Seoul, Apr 20 (IBNS) More bodies were recovered on Sunday from inside the capsized South Korean ferry taking the death toll to 56, media reports said.

7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Apr 19 (IBNS): A strong earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday.

South Korea ferry: Death toll touches 32

Seoul, Apr 19 (IBNS): The death toll in the ferry sinking tragedy in South Korea on Wednesday touched 32 on Saturday, media reports said.

South Sudan: UNSC condemns latest attacks against civilians

New York, Apr 19 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel.

Strong earthquake hits Mexico

Mexico City, Apr 18 (IBNS): A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the richter scale rocked central and southern Mexico on Friday.

S Korea: Arrest warrant sought for ferry captain

Seoul, Apr 18 (IBNS): Prosecutors in South Korea have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant against the captain of the ferry which sank earlier this week leaving above 20 people killed, media reports said on Friday.